May 13, 2010

Indo-Chinese Chicken Manchurian


Chicken manchurian is simple to make yet taste delicious. Served along side with fried rice or noodles, it makes a delightful meal. A vegetarian version can be made by substituting the chicken pieces with cauliflower florets. This is one of the favourite in my house, especially my DH loves this very much !!!

Ingredients:
  1. 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  2. Ginger - 1 inch piece, peeled and minced
  3. Garlic - 4 large cloves, finely minced
  4. Onion - 1 medium size, finely chopped
  5. Green chillies - 5 nos
  6. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  7. soy sauce - 2 tbsp
  8. Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
  9. Cornstarch - 1 tbsp
  10. 1 cup of water
  11. Oil - 2 tbsp
  12. salt to taste
  13. Black pepper to taste
  14. Corriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

1. Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, pepper and half of garlic and ginger. Mix well to combine and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

2. In a large skillet, add the oil and heat on medium. Prepare a slurry by combining the cornstarch and the water. Mix thoroughly to create a smooth batter. Pour the mixture over the marinated chicken and coat well. Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Drain well and set aside until needed.

3. To the same pan add the chilies, onion and the remaining garlic and ginger. Stir fry this for 4-5 minutes until the onions start to brown. Add the chilly powder, soy sauce and tomato ketchup.

4. Reduce the heat to low and check the seasoning. Add the crispy chicken pieces; they will soften slightly as they absorb the sauce. If your sauce is too thick, add water if needed.

Garnish with corriander leaves & serve.


8 comments :

Asha said...

My kids would fight over this dish Swapna, looks great.

notyet100 said...

feel like eatin this now,..

venkatesh said...

That looks great,I will try and will let you know the feedback.

Continue your great work.

Looking forwared for more recipe.

venkatesh said...

It looks great.

Will definitely try it today.

Continue your great work.

Soni said...

Hi Swapna...
great recipe.. I am sure it might have tasted good..
One question though... I always thought chicken is deep fried for manchurian...but reading your post..I feel you have just stir fried them in all..As you have just used 2 tbsp oil.. Just wanted to confirm that.. please tell me..
Basically I dont like deep frying..especially NV..this is what has kept me from trying Chicken manchurian till now..

bye
Sunita

Priti said...

Am feeling hungry looking at these...yummy

swapna said...

Thanks all for ur lovely comments. Soni, u r right. I shallow fried it till crispy over medium low flame. Little twist yet taste great.

swapna said...

Thanks all for ur lovely comments. Soni, u r right. I shallow fried it till crispy over medium low flame. Little twist yet taste great.

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